Solar power is a fantastic long-term investment that can help you substantially cut your greenhouse emissions and electricity bills. In order to ensure you get the greatest efficiency out of your system we strongly recommend that you monitor it regularly. A major part of this involves checking your inverter’s yield.
Use this guide to get started!
If you have an Orion inverter, then during the day the Power On light should be illuminated to the left of the screen. The standard display will simply say Normal State as seen below:
Use the Function key to cycle through the various LCD menu options.
To check your system’s performance, select the page titled Energy.
You can navigate to this page using the below path:
Normal state > Contrast > Set Language > Pac > Vac > Freq > Vdc > AC-Current > Energy > Model > Version > Normal state
The Energy reading will display in kilowatt hours in the format - Energy= XXX.XX KWH
The figure above which is followed by KWH refers to the accumulative total of kilowatt hours your system has produced since it was installed.
To obtain your daily production, you simply need to record this figure first thing in the morning and then again later in the day. The difference in the figures will indicate the daily production of your system.
January 21st, 8am: 100KWH
January 21st 6pm: 110KWH
Therefore your daily production is 10KWH (110 less 100)
To calculate your average monthly production, record this figure at the start and end of each month and then divide the difference by the number of days in between.
E-Total on 1st January is 1100
E-Total on 1stFebruary is 1300
January’s Monthly Yield is therefore 200 units (1300 less 1100)
January’s Average Daily Yield is therefore 6.45kwh (200 monthly yield divided by 31 days in January)
You can then compare your production with the figures provided in the Solargain Customer User Manual given to you in a black handover folder on the day of installation. If you cannot find this manual please call Solargain on 1300 73 93 55 and we will arrange to send a new one to you.
Orion inverter repairs and service
If you’re experiencing problems with your Orion inverter, or it’s time to get it serviced, you only need to make one call.
Solargain is your one stop shop for Orion inverter servicing and repairs. We guarantee honest advice and quality workmanship so that you can get back to enjoying solar power sooner.
Sometimes in the morning and late afternoon, as the inverter is turning on or off, it will display a red light and make a clicking noise. This is completely normal. You should also note that the inverter’s sound increases as it works harder and produces more wattage. Any internal issues with the inverter will be detected by the device and will cause the fault light to be displayed permanently.
If there is ample sunlight outside and your inverter is still displaying a red fault light, you will need to conduct a reset. Instructions explaining how to reset your system are available on our website - http://www.solargain.com.au/manual-shut-down-procedure.
If, after the reset, the red light is still on, please retrieve the error code displayed on the inverter screen as well as the serial number from the side of your unit.
Then contact Solargain on 1300 73 93 55 and we will happily assist you to resolve the issue.